~ MIXED NUT and SEED BUTTER ~
This Mixed Nut and Seed Butter is a whole lot of goodness packed in one little jar! It’s all good-for-you ingredients that you can pronounce and nothing complicated. There’s a bunch of peanuts, cashews and almonds along with sunflower, pumpkin, chia and sesame seeds and a tiny peck of salt. This one is going to be your new favourite thing to spread on toast!
Happy Monday peeps! Truth be told, is Monday really a ‘happy’ day? I guess it could be if we tell ourselves that (over and over and over again, right 😉 ?) How was your weekend? We had a busy (but fun) one. Also, I picked up a favourite childhood toy. Yes, a toy. It was Rainbow Brite. I went crazy when I found out she was being remade. So I got her, along with her horse, Starlite, and I have her sidekick, Twink, on order. I may have went a little overboard but she brings back so many memories. Obviously, she’ll have a permanent fixture on my shelf with Strawberry Shortcake. And, of course, this is where I say that I’ll never fully grow up. Those two dolls really stand out to me when I think of childhood toys. I remember having a Rainbow Brite blanket and Strawberry Shortcake lamp. Oh, boy, wouldn’t I love to have that now!! What was your favourite childhood toy?
Aside from picking up dolls, lol, we went to a wedding on Saturday and it was such a beautiful day! The sun was shining and there was no wind (which is kinda a big thing around here). When it’s not windy you notice it, ya know?
NUTS ABOUT NUT BUTTER
So, onto this Mixed Nut and Seed Butter. I’ve been obsessed with making my own nut butter since making almond butter and a chocolate version. And, then I tried a mixed nut butter that I purchased from Costco and thought ‘why not make my own version at home?’ So, of course, I did! Like, most nut butters, this is preeeeetty simple. Don’t you just love recreating a restaurant dish or product yourself? What have you recreated? It’s especially awesome when it works out better than the original dish.
All the raw ingredients are simply placed in the food processor and blended. Nothing to it! As I mentioned when I made homemade roasted almond butter before, there’s going to be a point when you are mixing the ingredients up and you think ‘nope, this ain’t gonna work.’ Trust me, people, it will. See the pic above. See how dry it looks in the second photo and by the third it’s coming together. Then, the fourth pic? Smooth as a baby’s bottom. Just keep rolling with it, stopping every so often to smooth the sides. And if you don’t want to give your processor a huge workout (or don’t want as much quantity) simply divide the recipe in two.
How cool would it be to make a batch of this and give as a hostess gift? There’s nothing like homemade gifts. Put the Mixed Nut and Seed Butter in a mason jar, tie it with a pretty ribbon and hand written tag and way to go! And you know that it will definitely be appreciated, especially the next day.
What floats your boat for toast? I gotta say, this chicka loves her some real butter (or budda as I often like to say), buuuuuut I also love nut butter. I like my bread sliced thin and toasted on just one side. We have an old fashioned toaster that toasts one side at a time. It’s old as heck, but it’s the best. I would be so disappointed if it ever broke. Are you a one side only or toast both sides kinda person?
Have an awesome week everyone and until next time, take care & chit chat again soon 🙂
P.S. If you missed my last recipe, you can check it out here.
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